Drake - boys name

Drake name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 56%

Drake name meaning:

The name Drake is of English origin and has several meanings associated with it. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old English word "draca," which means "dragon" or "serpent." In this context, the name Drake signifies strength, power, and fierceness. It conjures up images of a mighty mythical creature, symbolizing bravery and courage.

Another possible meaning of the name Drake is that it is derived from the Middle English word "drake," meaning a male duck. Ducks are known for their adaptability, resourcefulness, and ability to navigate through different environments. Thus, the name Drake can also represent qualities such as versatility, intelligence, and adaptability.

Overall, the name Drake carries connotations of strength, power, and adaptability. It is a name that evokes images of both mythical creatures and clever waterfowl, making it an intriguing choice for parents seeking a name with a strong and unique meaning for their baby boy.

Origin: English

Male duck.



Related names

Drake , Dracon, Drayce

Other boys names beginning with D


Overall UK ranking: 2125 out of 4789

10 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Drake

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